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    I could perhaps see some multi-billionaire Arab Sheik wanting them for his secret personal collection. That's the only market I could possibly see for those jewels, 'cause no one in their right mind would want to exhibit them to the public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Nichols View Post
    sounds like insurance fraud.
    This seems the simplest and most plausible explanation. Fraud committed by the ultra wealthy owners of the goods seems more plausible than some billionaire seeking baubles for his lair or Lithuanian nationalist retribution.

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    Originally Posted by Greg Nichols
    sounds like insurance fraud.


    Quote Originally Posted by jlwilliams View Post
    This seems the simplest and most plausible explanation. Fraud committed by the ultra wealthy owners of the goods seems more plausible than some billionaire seeking baubles for his lair or Lithuanian nationalist retribution.

    The simplest explanation is often correct.
    I appears that the owner is the Swedish Royal Family. I am not sure that this is a simple explanation. I have no idea what the capabilities of the Royals are for pulling off a heist.

    Even though the royal family appears to have insurance covering the jewels, officials stressed the value could hardly be measured or replaced. “It is not possible to put an economic value on this. It is invaluable items of national interest,” police spokesman Thomas Agnevik told Swedish media.
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    You're saying that like they couldn't have hired it out and that they've actually lost possession of the jewels.
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    Speaking of "simple" possibilities, the high quality action movie style heist brings to mind the recent helicopter and commando raid themed prison break in France. IIRC, the escapee in question was some sort of a high stakes robbery specialist. I can't help but speculate some connection.

    Note: I put "simple" in quotes because I was spinning off into bizarro land. It's like a Stephen Hunter novel sort of a possibility, but it's possible.

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    I wanted the headline to read "Thieves steal crown jewels, then motorboat swedish bikini team"
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